Thursday, February 15, 2007

Where There Is Love

"Where there is love there is life."

-Mahatma Gandhi


I find this to be interesting. So would have Gandhi agreed that if God is love, than in Him there is life?

Thoughts.

4 comments:

Chris said...

Ghandi would have rejected the notion that God is love, but the logic is sound.

Ghandi was OK. Probably not someone I'd want to hang out with and watch football, but he's OK.

Tim said...

I don't know a ton about Ghandi's teachings. Why did he reject tht notion that God is love?

Vitamin Z said...

What does someone mean when they say "God" that is a the big question.

Apart from the revelation of God in Jesus Christ and the Bible we are clueless as to who God is. Jesus said, "If you have seen me you have seen the Father" Want to know what God is like, then look to Jesus. This is a huge theme in the NT.

Thus to say that God is love really means nothing apart from the Bible revelation.

My point: We only know anything about God because he chose to make himself known in the revelation of the Scriptures.

Gandhi did not believe this foundational truth of Christianity, if he did, he would have probably been a Christian. Thus I don't think the he would have said that "God is love". If he had, he would have meant something totally different than what we mean by God. Thus his statement would have no meaning for us as Christians.

Tim said...

Very nice. Good discussion. Keep it going. This is what I was hoping for.